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Care & Maintenance

How To Care For Your New Winston Furniture

Fine outdoor furniture deserves exceptional care. Winston furniture can be enjoyed for many years when well maintained.


Aluminum

Wash the furniture with a solution of mild detergent and water, rinse with clear water and dry thoroughly.

A clear automobile wax can be applied to smooth frame finishes to provide better protection against harmful ultraviolet exposure and salt air. DO NOT use any kind of wax, abrasive materials, or strong detergents on TEXTURED finishes.


Wood

Left alone to age, the natural color of teak furniture will weather to a soft, silver grey. This process will take approximately nine months, depending on the degree of sunlight and rain exposure. Imperfections, which are inherent properties of the wood, will show over time, enhancing the beauty of the furniture. In humid or wet climates, or after rains, the wood may naturally expand and contract, causing the grain to rise. This is to be expected with exposure to the elements and will stabilize after the initial weathering occurs.

To maintain teak furniture, use a soft bristled utility brush and stroke lightly in the direction of the grain to remove surface dust. For more stubborn dirt, the wood may be washed with a mild solution of four parts laundry detergent or dishwashing soap to one part bleach in water, then rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry completely. Oiling the wood may cause mildew or irregular coloring.


Woven

Woven furniture is made of durable and weatherproof extruded polyethylene resin weave. Light stains and soils may be removed with a solution of mild powder laundry detergent and water. Apply to the surface with a soft nylon brush. Brush lightly until clean. Rinse with clean water and allow to air dry. Avoid using a cloth to wipe clean or dry as it can be abrasive.


Vinyl Strap or Sling

To vinyl strap and sling surfaces, apply a quality vinyl protectant to guard against the effects of air pollution, salt air build-up, and mildew growth. Light stains can be removed with a solution of mild detergent and water, rinsed with clear water, and dried thoroughly. Mildew and heavy stains can be removed with a quality commercial outdoor furniture cleaner and protectant.

Note: Some suntan and sun block products may be harmful to weaves, cushions, mesh, and vinyl straps. Do not allow such products to come in contact with any seating surfaces to avoid deep penetrating stains, which are not covered under warranty.


Fabric of Suncloth® Strap

Fine outdoor fabrics were designed to endure years of sun, soil and moisture. Light stains can be removed with a solution of mild detergent and water, rinsed with clear water, and dried thoroughly. Mildew and heavy stains can be removed with a quality commercial outdoor furniture cleaner and protectant.For best protection, perform this maintenance two to three times a year; although, these durable materials can be safely cleaned as often as desired.

Note: Do not use bleach on printed acrylic fabrics. Do not use solvent-type materials on woven vinyl, woven blend, or ultra woven blend fabrics as they will damage the yarns. Do not use chlorine based cleaners. Do not dry clean or use a washing machine or dryer. Do not steam or use water at temperatures above 100ºF when washing.


Adjustable

Care should be taken to stabilize chaises and adjustable chairs at the desired set point before reclining into the furniture. This is best done standing next to the furniture until the desired position is selected and secured. Do not adjust furniture while in use.


Winter Storage

All furniture should be stored in an upright position to allow for proper water drainage. Storing furniture upside-down may cause water to accumulate and freeze inside the frame, causing serious structural damage that is not covered by the warranty.